Keep an active compost pile in a cold climate by following the advice of our experts. Learning how to make compost in a cold climate starts with a different way of composting. A layered pile might work better than a hot compost pile.
Irrigating with gray water can be a great option for watering the garden, but keep in mind a few of these safety concerns.
An expert in small farm design provides advice on suitable types of orchard grass to a fruit grower who also keeps a flock of geese.
A homesteader moving to Montana gets some expert advice on good cold weather crops to grow in a cold climate. Originally published as "Cold Climate Crops" in the January/February 1983 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS survey of seed companies reveals that more gardeners want to start with organically grown seeds. Find out what seed companies and customers think about the importance of going organic, and learn about the difficulty companies face in getting organic certification. Finally, check out our listing of seed companies with strong organic offerings and our resources for those that may want to grow and sell organic seed.
Decrease your CSA food share fee by volunteering on the farm. A Country Lore tip from the February/March 2011 issue.
Have fun with fungi facts! Discover how mushrooms can build soil fertility and sustainability while giving you nutritious and delicious treats. Originally published as "All About Mushrooms" in the August/September 2010 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
A grandson inherits his family’s passion for gardening and love of growing good food.